Weekend Meteorologist, Reporter
I'm a 20-year veteran at ABC12 News with more than 30 years experience as both a meteorologist and reporter.
Growing up in the metro Detroit area, I always marveled at Michigan's ever-changing weather and four seasons.
As a little kid, I used to call up the "time and temperature" number and write down the current conditions whenever a winter storm approached.
I watched a lot of local news and weather growing up and followed the likes of Jerry Hodak and Sonny Elliott.
When it came time to go to college, I thought I wanted to pursue a career in science, but not meteorology.
While at Western Michigan University pursuing my biomedical science degree, I was bitten by the weather bug once again, taking a general meteorology course.
That led to a student teacher weather lab position, as well as running the weather station, which included posting DIFAX maps which rolled off a drum of chemically treated paper. (early 1980s)
After graduation, I went down to Texas A&M to obtain my degree in meteorology, which Western didn't offer at the time.
From there, I traveled all over the country, working at tv stations in Texas, Nebraska, Georgia and Iowa, before finally returning to Michigan and ABC12 in the spring of 2000.
I currently live in the Flint area with my wife Amy and our 6 rescue cats.
Snickers, Hershey, Pattie, Ruthie, Salem and Cici.
Some of my interests include playing volleyball, softball, tennis, racquetball, table tennis and fantasy football.
I'm also a decent baker.
Two of my specialties are cheesecake and blueberry coffee cake from scratch.